Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tuesday, November 12th, 1861

To day we left the steamer and took rooms at the Washington Hotel. I employed a couple of carriages and went with the ladies out on the beach and around the City generally to see the soldiers and all the curiosities of the City. In the evening I purchaed several articles for the store & for the ladies. weather clear & warm.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Monday, November 11th, 1861

To day Mrs. Wrigley, Mrs. Wm. Skinner, Ida, Fawn and I with negro woman Rose left Liberty on the Steamer Ruthven for Galveston. We had a very pleasing passage down the river, and arrived at Galveston too late in the night to go ashore. weather clear & warm.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sunday, November 10th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with a little freight. Bob arrived on her. I remained at home fixing for a visit to Galveston. weather changeable and warm.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Saturday, November 9th, 1861

To day is very dull in the way of business. Nothing doing on my house. The boys still at work with the potatoes. weather changeable & warm.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Friday, November 8th, 1861

To day the Steamer Ruthven arrived from Galveston with considerable freight. she departed in the evening and I let Bob go on her as a hand for one trip. Lieut. Sterling of the Guards & Capt. Bolling of the Rifles came up on the Steamer. Business pretty brisk. The boys still at work with the potatoes. Nothing doing on my house. weather changeable and warm.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Thursday, November 7th, 1861

To day I am very busy in the store selling goods. The boys still at work with the potatoes. Nothing doing on my house. weather changeable and warm.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wednesday, November 6th, 1861

To day I attended the polls and voted for Jeff Davis for the Presidency of the Confederate States. Business tolerable brisk. The boys still at work digging potatoes. The Str. Ruthven arrived bringing no freight & also departed. weather changeable & warm.